Can I register my trademark in multiple classes?

Can I register my trademark in multiple classes?

March 26, 2019

Yes, a trademark can be registered under multiple classes that covers the goods and services offered by the owner of the trademark.

The registration of trademark in Nigeria has many benefits which includes;

  • Exclusive protection of your trademarks.
  • Discouraging others from using similar marks without your consent.
  • Notifies the general public about your ownership of the mark by offering public recognition of your trademark.
  • Gives the trademark owner the right to file an infringement case at the Federal High Court against unauthorized users.

Generally there are 45 classes of trademark protection in Nigeria. 1-35 covers products, while 36-45 covers services. A company or an individual can possibly offer more than one service or produce more than one product. In such scenario, it is advised that such company or individual registers its services or products under the classes available. Registration of trademark under multiple classes better protects the goodwill of such company or individual.

Application for registration of trademark under multiple classes must be done separately as each class of trademark has its own certificate which makes it easily assignable or transferable.

TEAM 618 BEES

For further inquiries contact info@618bees.com 012803791

www.618bees.com

The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, no information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through this post without seeking the appropriate legal or professional advice from the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer.

This post is protected by intellectual property law and regulations. It may however be shared using appropriate sharing tools provided that our authorship is always acknowledged and this Disclaimer Notice attached.

 

 

More Articles

Search

Connect With Us

Got any questions?

If you are having any questions, please feel free to ask.

Send us an email

Frequently Asked

  • When are Annual Returns due for filing?

    A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.

    The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.

  • Do I need a Company Secretary?

    A limited liability company (LLC) must have a company secretary.

  • What will happen if I buy the wrong category of forms with NAFDAC?

    Nothing, the purchased form will be in your account for future use.

     

  • When registered, how long does a patent last for?

    Once granted, a patent is valid for 20 years.

  • What are the product categories available when registering with NAFDAC?

    The product categories include: Food, Cosmetics, Drug, Medical Device, Agro-Chemicals & Pesticide, Veterinary Products, Vaccines & Biologicals, Herbal and Nutraceuticals and Water

  • How many directors do I need to start a company?

    A minimum number of two (2) directors is required to form a company.

  • What is a trademark?

    A trademark can be any word, sign, symbol or graphic that you apply to your company, goods or services to distinguish them from those of your competitors; for example, a brand, product or company name, or logo. The trademark serves as a badge of origin for your business and its brands and products, and can consist of words, logos, slogans, colours and shapes, or a combination of all of these.

Call Us Now on +234 901 719 0079 Whatsapp icon Chat on WhatsApp